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I Am Alive PSN-Bound On April 3

I Am Alive is currently available on the Xbox Live Arcade...but how come it didn't hit the PlayStation Network?

Well, we're not really sure, but at least we have a new release date for the PS3 version: Ubisoft has announced that it's April 3 for North America and a day later for European territories.

It'll likely cost $14.99 and it is one of the most anticipated downloadable games of the year. I Am Alive didn't begin as a digital-only title, though; it was initially designed as a full-budget disc-based adventure, and some are a little leery of the change. However, while the scores seem to be all over the place for the 360 version (as low as a 4.5 and as high as a 9), there are many who seem to really enjoy the unique and gritty style. We'll certainly be looking forward to playing, as the concept definitely intrigues us.

By the way, there may not be a PC version as the game's creative director, Stanislas Mattra, has already said the likelihood of piracy makes turning a profit "uncertain." Happy now, pirates?

Related Game(s): I Am Alive

Tags: i am alive, i am alive ps3, i am alive psn, ubisoft

3/20/2012 8:54:51 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 9:25:26 PM
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How come it didn't hit the PSN?

Microsoft has deep pockets, or there are some 360 fanboy developers.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 5:31:03 AM

Money, of course. It's always the money.

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Qubex
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 9:16:56 PM

To be honest I too was surprised "I Am Alive" is coming to PS3. I thought it was a 360 exclusive... What do you know hey, stranger things happen!

Wait for the Alan Wake announcement... if ever!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 9:49:19 PM
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I enjoyed the gameplay in the demo, but I'm hating on these grainy styled graphics that they later swapped it out for.

In fact the graphics look nothing like the 1st trailer from way back when it was still a disc-based game.
And I'll bet the graphics would have remained the original way if they hadn't gone D/L only.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 10:01:02 PM
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Maybe they had some trouble making the PS3 version, that often bespeaks framerate issues in the final product.

There's no telling if this game is any good or not until it gets reviewed here.

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Zen_Zarab
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 11:40:30 PM
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So its a Like it or Hate it game... Well, hope I like it. xD

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 2:10:14 AM
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I was intruiged by the trailer but if it's nothing like that then I'm less interested.

Atleast it may come with a trial/demo? Hopefully..

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___________
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 5:10:23 AM
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god nothing in the universe pisses me off more then the we wont produce on PC because of piracy BS!
they do realise XBLA and PSN games get pirated too right?
in fact steam makes it a hell of allot harder to pirate games then what the others do!
you can only have a steam account registered to a certain number of systems, and if you log in on a new one you have to have access to that email address to retrieve a activation code.
does PSN and XBLA do that?
NOPE!
if i had a nickle for every account i saw online for sale for 10 bucks including 100s of game downloads id be a multi billionaire by now!

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Beamboom
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 5:33:54 AM

It doesn't help one platform much in either way whether or not piracy also exist on other platforms.

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___________
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 9:08:51 AM

not at all, all i was saying was pointing out the bull sh*t that excuse is!
ok you dont want to develop on PC because of piracy, in that case you cant develop on XBLA or PSN either because they have piracy too.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 10:08:38 AM

They probably has found out that piracy is a far, far bigger problem on PC than on consoles.

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___________
Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 7:17:21 AM

hogwash!
as i said above its MUCH harder to pirate steam games then it is PSN and XBLA games!

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karneli lll
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 7:46:34 AM
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From the reviews ive seen around i think this should'nt even show up on the psn

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JLB1
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 8:28:48 AM
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"By the way, there may not be a PC version as the game's creative director, Stanislas Mattra, has already said the likelihood of piracy makes turning a profit "uncertain.""

I'm no PC gamer, but from what I read, Ubisoft isn't the kindest of developers when it comes to PC gaming. With strict DRM and poor title ports, I don't think piracy would have been an issue, people just wouldn't have supported the title anyway.

Anyway, I look forward to the game. I was a bit thrown off when it was announced that it'd switch over to digital distribution, thinking they'd taken away content or their confidence about the product wasn't on par with their initial ambition. Seeing how it turned out, however, I'm no longer worried. It looks great, and they delivered with the whole apocalypse setting and the mechanics.

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slugga_status
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 10:20:48 AM
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Once I'm sold on a game it takes something drastic to put me off..The one review I read gave it a 8. I really don't see this game failing.

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wackazoa
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 11:13:23 AM
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Careful what you wish for. I have seen alot of bad reviews. One even comparing it to Amy.

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comicozi
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 4:22:56 PM
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ok....... what the hell happened the my full disk game that i had to wait until like the end of the year for!?!?!?!?!?!

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comicozi
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 6:09:03 PM

whoops my bad.... got this confused with the last of us. after browsing the site i realized that ^.^ also why would you make a pc version for a downloadable game. wouldnt you only do that for a full fledged game? seems to me that pirates are being unjustly accused....

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